medium


medium
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noun
1 means of expressing/communicating sth
ADJECTIVE
advertising, broadcast, communication

Radio is an important communication medium in many countries.

mass
digital, electronic, interactive, print, printed, visual, written
recording, storage

He believes tape will eventually be eliminated as a recording medium.

An optical disk is just another kind of electronic storage medium.

PREPOSITION
through the medium of

The government communicates through the medium of television.

medium for

She used her novels as a medium for encouraging political debate.

She experimented with the blog as a new medium for exploring issues.

PHRASES
a medium of communication
a medium of instruction (= a language used for teaching)

English is the medium of instruction in many African countries.

2 material/form that an artist, etc. uses
ADJECTIVE
artistic

Oil paint is her preferred artistic medium.

photographic

The gallery has been committed to the photographic medium for 25 years.

mixed media

mixed-media artwork

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adj.
Medium is used with these nouns: ↑beef, ↑build, ↑coke, ↑fry, ↑heat, ↑height, ↑length, ↑pizza, ↑range, ↑setting, ↑shot, ↑size, ↑skillet, ↑steak, ↑wavelength

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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